8, 9, 10 March, 2018 | Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi
It’s that time of the year again when the lawns of Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra will resonate with the musical genius of legendary musical maestros – at the 71st edition of the Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival 2018 – that is almost as old as Independent India. The festival is curated by Padmashree Shobha Deepak Singh, Festival Director and Vice Chairperson of Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra. The three – day festival will kickstart with a vocal performance on March 8 by Shounak Abhisheki, followed by a performance of first-timer Debashish Bhattacharya on the chaturangi slide guitar. Vocalist Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar will also make her debut at the festival by wrapping up the evening on day 1. On March 9, participating artists are Uday Bhawalkar and Ulhas N. Kashalkar (vocals). Irshad Khan will also make his debut at the festival on sitar. The final day will also include morning performances by two renowned names of Carnatic Music who are also performing for the first time at the festival – Jayanthi Kumaresh (Carnatic Veena) will begin the day at 11 a.m. followed by Bombay Jayashri (carnatic vocalist). From 6.30 p.m. onwards, vocalist Kalapini Komkali makes her first appearance at the fest and Ronu Majumdar (flautist) will set the mood for the evening whose grand finale will be by none other than Pandit Jasraj. March 8 & March 9 (6.30 p.m. onwards); on March 10 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. onwards.